Reference numberNLB/38/435
Alternative reference numberNLB/38 p277
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to His Serene Highness, Prince Louis of Battenberg
Date4 August 1908
DescriptionIt is true that the Copley medal was awarded to Captai Cook in 1776m but the medal he refers to as having been struck in honour of Cook, was not the Copley medal, but a special memory struck in 1784 in memory of Cook, and forwarded by the President, Sir Joseph Banks, to Cook's widow, whose letter of acknowledgement is still in the Royal Society's possession. Severeal copies appear to have been struck in gold silver and bronze, and distributed to subscribers to the fund. The legend can be translated as "our men (or people) have left nothing unattempted".
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